The Denial of Saint Peter (Rembrandt)
|The Denial of Saint Peter|
|Dutch: De verloochening van Christus door Petrus, Italian: La Negazione di Pietro|
The Denial of Saint Peter
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Subject||The three acts of denial of Jesus by the Apostle Peter as described in the four Gospels of the New Testament.|
|Dimensions||154 cm × 169 cm (61 in × 67 in)|
Rembrandt never made a journey to Italy, as many of his contemporaries did. It is therefore thought that his treatment of themes such as the Denial derived substantially from prints based on foreign works. In this case there are two engravings, both based on paintings by the Flemish artist Gerard Seghers, which are implicated in Rembrandt's Denial. The first is by Schelte a Bolswert, the second an engraving by one A. de Paullis.
- Roberta D'Adda, Rembrandt, Milano, Skira, 2006.
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